Mother finds touching note after son dies

Mother Finds Touching Note After Son Dies
Mother Finds Touching Note After Son Dies

A mother in Georgia says after she and her husband lost their 6-year-old son, they came home to find that he had left them a special note.

Leland Shoemake died Friday after a month-long battle with a rare brain infection. On Monday, his mother Amber posted an update to the Facebook page dedicated to his battle, saying, "My whole life this has been my only fear and it came true. No one should ever have to bury a child... It still doesn't seem real to me."

And then she explained that when she and her husband came home from the hospital, they found this: A note Leland wrote them that reads, "Still with you. Thank you mom and dad."

This is Amber. This will be my only post on here for awhile. I was over protective of Leland and tried my best to keep...

Posted by Prayers for Leland on Monday, September 28, 2015

Amber explained: "We have no idea when he wrote it but you can tell he was always a special child."

Amber's post has been shared more than 1,500 times on social media and thousands of strangers have reached out to share their condolences and support for the family.

To support the Shoemake family, visit their GoFundMe page here.

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